For Many with Severe Mental Illness, Spirituality Plays Role in Well-Being

A majority of young adults with severe mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a new study published in the journal Spirituality [...]

Shifting to a wellbeing model will ensure sustainability of aged care system, says expert

That’s according to PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia senior manager in health economics and policy Tiffany Petre, who addressed a recent conference on aged care and ageing. PwC Australia was commissioned by aged care provider Australian Unity to investigate [...]

Nootropic foods can give you a mental edge. But what are they?

Nootropic foods can naturally enhance cognition, learning and memory. Here are 7 ways to eat to boost your brainpower, without taking supplements. In our recent pursuit to become smarter, faster, a new pharmaceutical market has been [...]

3 Exercises That Build Mental Strength In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Whether you’re tempted to give in to that craving for a cupcake, or you’re about to give up on your goals, perseverance isn’t easy. But before you blame your lack of God-given willpower and before you [...]

How relationships affect health and wellbeing

Valentine’s Day puts love on the brain. Throughout the world, people dedicate the day to celebrating relationships. But we ought to be paying more attention to them, researchers say. Relationships are important to our health and [...]

Inquiry into mental health of emergency service workers hears of ‘the bucket’

It does not need to be a major trauma incident — in fact, it could be something as minor as a stubbed toe. But that could be enough to make an emergency service worker spill over, [...]

More Australians are asking each other this important question

It is a difficult question, but four in five Australians have tried to ask it in the past year. Statistics from mental health organisation RU OK? released today revealed 81 per cent of people have found [...]

Study links to children’s health to parent’s mental health problems

Doctors should consider seeing whole families at the same time, according to a new report that shows children’s well-being is affected by the state of their parents’ health.                  [...]

Study: Insomnia, depression go hand in glove

Chinese and British scientists have identified a neural connection between depression and sleep problems, potentially helping health professionals to better understand and treat the conditions. Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai and Britain’s University of Warwick [...]

What happens to your body when you’re stressed – and how breathing can help

Stress is great. It makes us faster, stronger, more agile and our brains have better recall and flexibility. That’s why people are willing to put themselves in stressful work situations or engage in extreme sports. The [...]